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If you are a rough sleeper or vulnerable please contact us and we will do our best to help you and point you in the direction of services available.

We offer direct support to rough sleepers on the streets of Chelmsford.

Although we cannot guarantee we can visit you immediately, we offer outreach and direct support to rough sleepers in Chelmsford, providing rucksacks filled with essentials and sleeping bags.

We can talk about your situation and direct you to what other support is available in the City for you.

If you need help:

On the 28th April 2022 Cool to be Kind are proud to announce the launch of Street Support Chelmsford.

Helping our city tackle homelessness, with the power of kindness.


StreetLink exists to help end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them.


Sanctus is a charity based in Chelmsford and the only day centre serving the homeless and vulnerable in a significant part of Essex. They are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Sanctus have remained operational throughout the pandemic, and despite being a charity, they have been deemed an essential service. Their service user base ranges from 200-250 people, all with a range of complex needs.

They work with some of the most marginalised people in our community who feel comfortable to come to them to ask for help, meaning they can make sure that they access the help they need. Their aim is to prevent homelessness by supporting individuals to take positive steps forward.

In the Sanctus café, they provide for free: 

  • A safe and warm environment where individuals, who have nowhere else to go, feel comfortable to come and request help.
  • Daily freshly prepared, nutritious meals which are served alongside hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, pastries and items from their food bank style service. In 2020, they served over 16,900 meals.
  • They also distribute clothes, tents, sleeping bags, toiletries and other essential items. Over 200 benefited from this service in 2020